US video game outlet GameStop has confirmed that it plans to get involved with early game development to provide users with exclusive GameStop only content. The company will be helping out on a number of popular titles which may include GameStop offering exclusive gameplay.
Ubisoft believes that gamers are now more open to downloadable content than ever before. Ubisoft VP of digital publishing Chris Early claims that when they’ve introduced downloadable content such as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s “Time saver” DLC packs, barely any consumers complained to the company about it. Here’s what he said.
“There was no resistance. Maybe there were 12 guys somewhere who said something, but whatever. As a whole, there wasn’t a problem.”
“I think there are some models that are accepted now. DLC is pretty much accepted. Season pass is pretty much accepted. Now it’s interesting when you start to think of Season Pass as a Service Pass. For our Season Pass holders, I know we hold events for them specifically, so it’s little bit more than just DLC content. So there’s an evolution going on there.”
Nintendo fans in Japan will be able to get their hands on three different edition of Hyrule Warriors each with their own special sets of costumes which are bound to make collectors go wild. Here’s the three sets that will be made available at retail.
- A standard edition will come with a download code for a courage/bravery/valour costume set, which has three outfits.
- A Premium Box includes that courage-themed set in addition to a download code for the wisdom set, another three outfits.
- A Treasure Box will have both the sets and two “Power” costumes — this’ll be a limited release at Amazon.jp or Koei Tecmo’s Gamecity website.
Link will be part of the courage set, and Zelda will be part of the wisdom set. The costumes come as downloadable codes with the different editions, so presumably these will also be offered at DLC on the Nintendo eShop over here. Nintendo has yet to confirm whether we will get special editions for Hyrule Warriors in the west.
Nintendo has confirmed the Mario Kart 8 Mercedes-Benz DLC for western fans. The exclusive DLC was announced last month for Japan, which features the new GLA-class kart with an interior boasting excellent texture are comfort.
So if you fancy shifting a few new gears into motion during those sweet drifts in Electrodrome, Mount Wario or any of the other fabulous courses, then get ready for the free DLC to hit some time during the summer for both North America and Europe. Will you be picking up the Mercedes-Benz DLC for Mario Kart 8? Let us know in the comments below.
NintenDaan has given us an opportunity to check out the Mario Golf: World Tour Star DLC. The latest downloadable content shows off the lovely Rosalina and two brand new stages, Mario’s Star and Rock Candy Mines. The Mario Golf: World Tour Star DLC is available now.
This image is circulating around the internet which shows Professor E. Gadd, Birdo, Diddy Kong, Plessie, and Kamek in the Mario Kart 8 character selection screen. The image is reportedly taken from upcoming DLC for Nintendo’s latest Mario Kart title. As well as the new characters there’s also two new battle modes mentioned, Bomb-Omb Blast and Shine Thief. Maybe we will hear more about this DLC at Nintendo’s Digital Event which takes place on Tuesday.
Edit: Turns out it’s a pesky fake
Thanks, Rainter and N-Dub Nation
Nintendo of America has tweeted that owners of Disney Magical World will be able to get their hands on new DLC this month. The downloadable content will be based on The Aristocats and Pinocchio. Disney Magical World launched on April 11th in North America.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 19, 2014
Nintendo has confirmed that the Pirate World is now available to download in Disney Magical World. The new area joins the existing places, including Cinderella World, Aladdin World, Alice in Wonderland World and the 100-Acre Wood. Released last month as a Nintendo 3DS exclusive, Disney Magical World features multiple quests and collectibles. Within the game, players can help various Disney characters retrieve their missing items.
Nintendo has confirmed downloadable content for Mario Golf: World Tour, which will be available when the 3DS title is released in early May. For golfing fans who simply can’t get enough of the greenery, a further 108 holes can be downloaded from the Nintendo eShop in three different packs, priced at $5.99 each.
The first DLC named the Mushroom Pack will launch on May 2 to coincide with the title’s release, while the Flower pack sprouts up in late May, and finally the Star Pack will aim for a June release. All DLC packs contain two new 18-hole courses and a new playable character – Toadette within Mushroom, Nabbit within Flower and Rosalina within the Star pack.
For pro-golfers who would like to download all three, a season pass can be purchased at the discount price of $14.99 from May 2. Nintendo will also offer a special Gold Mario – who has a fantastic Golden Flower shot, giving players coins for every yard it travels – as a playable character for season pass holders. Gold Mario will also be available after the third pack has been released for those who purchase all three packs separately. Nintendo of America’s sales and marketing VP Scott Moffitt said the following in support of the DLC:
“We’re letting fans expand their experience with Mario Golf: World Tour. Some players might be content hitting the links on the numerous courses already included with the game, while others will appreciate the option of being able to add to their fairway fun with new courses and characters.”
Indie developer Zen Studios has announced the CastleStorm DLC pack “From Outcast to Savior” will be available from February 26 on the Wii U eShop. The tower defence brawler arrived on the Wii U last December in both North America and Europe and features off-TV gameplay on the Wii U GamePad.
The DLC, currently priced at $2.99/€2.99, includes a brand new Royal Guard faction, a host of new environments with 20 new battles, as well as new weapons and Skirmish and Survival levels. Zen Studios has clarified “The Warrior Queen” DLC pack is also due for release on the Wii U in the near future.